Sunday, May 09, 2010

Special LIVE BG during the "Fiat Flux" - 5/8/2010

On Saturday, May 8th, Jim and I got to host a very special edition of the free-form WHUS radio program known as the "Fiat Flux." This timeslot is reserved every week by our Program Director to showcase live music of all formats, radio dramas, poetry readings -- whatever the host for that week wants to present. When Jim and I found out that there was going to be so much great BG being presented in the area this weekend, we thought it would be fun to see if we could get some of it in the studio at WHUS. So...we issued a couple of invitations, and lo and behold, both the Spinney Brothers AND David Peterson said they'd come on the air with us! Hooray!!

After we aired the final episode of the original WHUS radio drama known as "The City Of Stones" at 9AM, we welcomed the Spinney Brothers to our airwaves around 10AM. This Nova Scotia band features brothers Allan on guitar & Rick on banjo, as well as Gary Dalrymple on mandolin & Wendell Boutilier on bass, and their brand of super-traditional BG and "real" country music has impressed audiences several times at the Joe Val Festival over the past couple of years. In 2010, the band made the decision to become a full-time working band. This week, they're doing a mini-tour of three New England states, and we were delighted that they chose Storrs, CT and WHUS to kick off this short USA visit.

About 11AM, it was time for David Peterson and his guitar. This was Dave's second visit to WHUS (the first was to our old farmhouse studios in November 2006). No matter what style of music Dave is singing, he's able to belt it out with plenty of heart and soul, and Saturday's performance at WHUS certainly didn't disappoint.

Special thanks to Clyde Proch & Scott Farrar for helping out with the logistics of shuttling bands and instruments around. Saturday was also one of UCONN's graduation days, and worrying about close-by parking for the bands would have been a nightmare. Clyde & Scott saved the day, so many thanks to them.

And, of course, extra special thanks to Allan, Rick, Gary, Wendell, and Dave for sharing their talents with us so early in the morning! Be sure to look for all of these performers when/if they play again anywhere nearby wherever you might be.

We hope you were able to listen to Saturday's special broadcast, but if you missed it....well, who knows? You may hear parts of the show in future broadcasts of the "Bluegrass Cafe" on Sundays. Keep on listening...

Amy (& Jim)


  • Episode 10 of the original WHUS radio drama, "The City Of Stones"
  • I'm Gonna Try / Spinney Brothers / Side By Side / Self-Produced
  • Bluebirds Are Singing For Me / David Peterson & 1946 / From The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • A Faded Rose, A Broken Heart / Spinney Brothers / If I Were Your Brother / Self-Produced
  • Blue Memories / David Peterson / Comin' On Strong / Self-Produced
  • When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall / Spinney Brothers / When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall / Self-Produced
  • You Better Wake Up / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced
  • LIVE Going Down To Charleston / Spinney Brothers
  • LIVE The Blind Man / Spinney Brothers
  • LIVE My Friend Clyde / Spinney Brothers
  • LIVE Gitup The Banjo Man / Spinney Brothers
  • LIVE If I Were Your Brother / Spinney Brothers
  • LIVE Going Home / Spinney Brothers
  • LIVE Get Down On Your Knees And Pray / Spinney Brothers
  • I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand / David Peterson & 1946 / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • Come Back To Me / David Peterson / Comin' On Strong / Self-Produced
  • LIVE Lamplighting Time In The Valley / David Peterson
  • LIVE Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia / David Peterson
  • Sparkling Brown Eyes / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • LIVE Family Bible / David Peterson
  • LIVE 1946 / David Peterson
  • LIVE Mother Prays Loud In Her Sleep / David Peterson
  • LIVE My Little Home In Tennessee / David Peterson
  • LIVE Rocking Alone In An Old Rocking Chair / David Peterson
  • LIVE In The Mountaintops To Roam / David Peterson
  • LIVE Crazy Blues / David Peterson
  • LIVE I Saw The Light / David Peterson

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